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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Executive Order: Hawaii is a 'Trauma-Informed' State
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 236 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

... first, Green's task force will seek out 'traumatized' State employees ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
DoH: Exposing tobacco marketing to Hawai‘i’s youth
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 191 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The tobacco industry spends an estimated $22 million on marketing in Hawaiʻi each year costing the state $611 million in annual health care costs, $1.1 billion in lost productivity, and nearly $1,000 per household in state and federal tax burden ....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:33 AM :: 951 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Religion

... HB1780 Eliminating Good Friday? ....

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Monday, February 5, 2024
Court: HMSA Physician Contracts “oppressive, unconscionable, and unenforceable”
By Andrew Walden @ 7:48 PM :: 2439 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... In a February 2, 2024 Order, 3rd Circuit Judge Robert D S Kim has voided HMSA, HMSA Medicare, and Quest ‘Participating Physician Agreements’ ....

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Saturday, February 3, 2024
Alaska and Hawaii Delegations Seek Medicare Reimbursement Flexibility for Rural Hospitals
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 923 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

... to increase the amount that hospitals in Alaska and Hawaii can be reimbursed by Medicare to perform outpatient procedures for enrolled seniors .... 

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
18 Years Later State Wins Dannenberg EUTF Suit
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 1117 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

... contending that the EUTF had unconstitutionally diminished accrued retiree health benefits under Article XVI, Section 2 of the Hawai‘i Constitution ....

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Saturday, January 27, 2024
Audit Exposes Widespread Payroll Cheating at State Hospital
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 7:57 PM :: 1555 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor

"...staff’s intentional attempts to inflate their pay...."

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Friday, January 26, 2024
Lung Association: Hawai‘i Earns Mixed Grades for Tobacco Control Policies
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 929 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” report releases Hawai‘i grades for tobacco control policies, outlines steps to reduce burden of tobacco ....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Raw Milk Sales
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 971 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... Passage into law would take an important step toward further rejecting a federal prohibition scheme in practice and effect ....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024
$4.5M: The Real Cost of Smoking in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 PM :: 939 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii 8th highest cost of smoking ....  

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
EMS lost $33M after failing to bill patients?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 1274 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... City and County of Honolulu had nearly a year to prepare for the July 1, 2022 handover, but somehow didn’t get the billing contract established ....

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Friday, December 22, 2023
State Pays Down Student Debt for 492 Medics
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 1133 Views :: Health Care

... The first application window opened on September 9, 2023 and closed on October 2, 2023. On Wednesday, just in time for Christmas, 492 awardees received acceptance letters. ....

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
Loss of $192M? Honolulu EMS forgot to bill ambulance patients for over a year
By Andrew Walden @ 10:07 PM :: 1832 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... EMS neglected to bill patients for ambulance rides starting July 1, 2022 ....

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
PBS Wokesters Look Out for Hawaii’s ‘Local Menstruators’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1332 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

... a story that fused the tax-funded outlet’s search for niche necessities that require government funding with its ongoing attempt to defy science and pretend humans other than biological women get periods ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Hawaii to join more medical licensure compacts?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:58 PM :: 988 Views :: Health Care, Military

... green-light compacts for other medical professionals, such as nurses, physical and occupational therapists, emergency medical service personnel, psychologists, audiologists ....

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Sunday, November 26, 2023
Medical certificate-of-need laws have little to do with actual need
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:38 AM :: 1104 Views :: Health Care

... Prospective healthcare providers need state permission before they can build new hospitals or offer other services in Hawaii ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Hawaii Worst State for Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 1283 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... American Lung Association’s ‘State of Lung Cancer’ report reveals improvement in survival rate for people of color, examines toll of lung cancer state-by-state ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Honolulu 'Equality' Score Jumps with Transgender 'Health' Benefits
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 1304 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Police

...  Honolulu achieved additional points in this year’s rankings for having transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits ....

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Saturday, November 11, 2023
‘CON’ laws hindering access to better Hawaii healthcare
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:31 AM :: 1381 Views :: Health Care

... repealing CON laws in Hawaii could result in “11 more hospitals, including four more rural hospitals [and] two more ambulatory surgical centers” ....

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Sunday, November 5, 2023
Zoom-ing in on Better Healthcare
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:02 PM :: 1412 Views :: Health Care

... Could broader use of telehealth improve the quality of healthcare in Hawaii? ....

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Sunday, November 5, 2023
Queens to Buy Wahiawa Hospital
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 1500 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... Queen’s to formalize the purchase of WGH scheduled for March 31, 2024 ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
DoH Hosts Healthy Hawaiʻi Strategic Plan 2030 Summit
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 1378 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... DOH convened more than 250 stakeholders, advocates, and visionaries across the state to discuss the Healthy Hawai‘i Strategic Plan 2030 ....

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
Hawaii Health Department 'Commitment to Transgender Rights'
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 1565 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

... the statement denounces discrimination, including transphobia and transphobic action, which is recognized as a threat to public health ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
A simple way to improve Hawaii healthcare
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:48 PM :: 1718 Views :: Health Care

... now in a locked room at the Honolulu airport, waiting for state officials ....

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Thursday, October 12, 2023
The Wrath of CON: Updating Hawaii’s Healthcare Policy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:55 AM :: 1631 Views :: Health Care

... Hawaii’s hospitals, walk-in clinics and other healthcare providers have been held back for decades by arcane regulations known as 'certificate of need' laws ....

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Thursday, October 5, 2023
Hawaii AG Sues pharmacy benefit managers
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 1430 Views :: Health Care

... The complaint alleges that the PBMs’ business practices have driven skyrocketing prices for brand-name prescription medications over the past decade ....

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Hawaii AG Sues to Keep Feeding 'Gender Change' Drugs to Minors
By Selected News Articles @ 10:34 PM :: 1731 Views :: Family, Health Care

... "surgeries that remove or add body parts associated with a given gender – such as genital removal or breast removal" and "treatments using puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for the purpose of developing characteristics inconsistent with a child's sex." ....

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Sunday, September 10, 2023
HELP: Student Loans to be repaid for Medical Professionals who Commit to Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 2082 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

... $30 million in educational loan debt repayment to health professionals licensed or otherwise certified to practice in and provide care to patients in Hawai‘i ....

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Sunday, September 10, 2023
Lahaina Fire: MedQuest Stops Terminations
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 1637 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

... coverage will continue through at least the end of this year without interruption except for those who voluntarily ask Med-QUEST to end their coverage, those who have moved out of state or those who are deceased ....

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Saturday, August 26, 2023
Hawaii healthcare takes more hits
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:11 PM :: 1654 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

... among the heartbreaking losses earlier this month in fire-ravaged Lahaina were three healthcare clinics that served approximately 30,000 patients ....

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Saturday, August 26, 2023
DoH, Kapiolani Hospital Ink Abortion Pill Deal
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 1510 Views :: Health Care, Life

... KMCWC will purchase a year’s supply of mifepristone (1,000 doses), and DOH will reimburse KMCWC for any unused doses ....

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Monday, August 21, 2023
​New healthcare law a practical and philosophical win for Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:00 AM :: 1675 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... how a licensure compact is likely to benefit Hawaii residents ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Let's stay focused on helping Lahaina fire victims--Eventually the Facts Will Come Out
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:06 PM :: 1821 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Taxes
  • waiving property taxes for the affected property owners
  • clearing the way for out-of-state medical professionals to attend to the needs of those affected by the tragedy
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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Hawaii AG joins 20 state coalition against ban on castration of underage boys
By Selected News Articles @ 9:12 PM :: 2072 Views :: Family, Health Care

... a coalition of 20 states (including Hawaii) opposing "anti-transgender" laws in Tennessee and Kentucky blocking children from receiving puberty blocking hormones and gender change surgeries .... 

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Monday, August 14, 2023
Lawsuit Alleges Waimanalo Foster Girls Sexually Abused--and DHS Knew
By Andrew Walden @ 11:35 PM :: 3988 Views :: Family, Health Care, Law Enforcement

... medical records from November 8, 2019--given to DHS--indicate that Sibling 1 and Sibling 2 likely had been sexually abused ....

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Thursday, August 3, 2023
Queens Hospital Bum Flop Stays Full
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 2523 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

... 15 patients come off the homeless merry go round for a while ....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Healthcare Crisis on the Island of Molokaʻi
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:00 PM :: 2420 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

... Imagine an island with no doctors permanently living there, where patients must travel by air to access specialized medical care ....

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Thursday, July 27, 2023
DoH, UH Scheme to Hide Your Children's Sex Change Surgery from You
By Selected News Articles @ 9:01 PM :: 3053 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education

..."minors 14 years of age or older" can "consent to outpatient mental health services without the consent, knowledge or participation of their parents or legal guardians, upon consultation and agreement of their licensed therapist."....

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023
How a new law will help ease Hawaii's doctor shortage
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 3175 Views :: Health Care

... A national expert and a leading local doctor will take a deep look at how Hawaii will benefit from working together with other states ....

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Friday, July 7, 2023
Homeless Medical Respite Fills up in One Month
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 1533 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Homelessness

... 13 total intakes, 3 patient discharges, and a total of 189 unduplicated shower uses from members of the surrounding community during the first month of project operation ....

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Sunday, June 25, 2023
DoH Publishes Red Hill Exposure Assessment
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 1904 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Health Care, Military

... Report summarizes potential chemical exposure to residents from 2021 jet fuel exposure ....

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Sunday, June 25, 2023
Happy Day for Hawaii Healthcare
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:00 PM :: 2037 Views :: Health Care

... physicians from around the country will enjoy an expedited path to licensure in our state ....

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Friday, June 23, 2023
Hawaii Tops Health Rankings Again
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 267 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... but Hawaii is among the worst states in terms of women receiving early prenatal care ....

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Saturday, June 17, 2023
How Grassroot Institute is working for a better Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:16 PM :: 1793 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Taxes

... Grassroot Institute “actually proposed 15 model bills this year that were introduced and got one across the finish line, which was the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact” ....

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Some gems amid Legislature’s overspending?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:25 PM :: 1706 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... two bills that would improve Hawaii’s economy ....

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
New video says telehealth calls with mainland docs should be allowed
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:23 PM :: 1508 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... The ban on teleconferencing with mainland doctors was lifted during the COVID-19 crisis, but should be lifted permanently ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Tripler Culture and Malpractice: Contrasting military medical centers and private hospitals
By Selected News Articles @ 10:50 PM :: 2009 Views :: Health Care, Military

... Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, has paid out over $108 million since 1997 due to malpractice settlements and verdicts ....

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Sunday, May 28, 2023
GET on Health Care
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1989 Views :: Health Care, Military, Taxes, Cost of Living

... One of the bills in this past legislative session that fell to the cutting room floor when it probably shouldn’t have was Senate Bill 1035, which would have exempted medical services provided by health care providers if the services were paid for by Medicaid, Medicare, or TRICARE ....

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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Surgeon General Warning: Social Media a profound risk to mental health of children
By News Release @ 3:12 AM :: 1834 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

"... urgently take action to create safe and healthy digital environments that minimize harm and safeguard children’s and adolescents’ mental health ...."

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Sunday, May 21, 2023
A short list for the governor
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:32 AM :: 1914 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... use his line-item veto power to trim back this massive spending overreach, including the $200 million “slush fund” ...

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